Few things are as inspiring and touching as Jim Valvano’s speech at the 1993 ESPYs. As any level of sports fan, you must remember it, or have seen it replayed. If not, watch now. We will wait.
The speech motivates everyone who hears it, not the least of which are the Wolfpack basketball team. That’s why they will be wearing a special uniform for this year’s Jimmy V Classic.
The rallying cry from the speech was “Don’t Ever Give up” which will be featured on the back of the jersey, in place of the players’ names. Around the neck there is a design that looks like a cut net hanging from the players’ neck.
The net is a tribute to N.C. State coach Everett Case who created/popularized the tradition of cutting down the nets, when he did so after the team won the Southern Conference title in 1947.
Also, on the left chest is the V Foundation logo, in black.
Nice, touching tribute. If you don’t like it, just go elsewhere to comment. Here, we show love for this.
Here’s Jim’s speech from the 1993 ESPY’s:
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